The Forum of Federations, will next week Monday, hold a one day Training session on Fiscal Federalism. The training project seeks to enhance the understanding of fiscal federalism issues, challenges and opportunities in Nigeria among a cross section of key stakeholders.

The outreach (training) program is designed to explores the issues of Federalism from a neutral comparative perspective and how these insights can shed light on problems and options for Nigeria.

This initiative will provide a stronger basis for more coherent and well-informed national dialogue. The programme is being organised in collaboration with Federal Ministry of finance, Nigeria Governor’s Forum and Nigerian Economic Society, supported by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) through the PAK Nigeria Program.

The second session of the training  is an overview of ‘Fiscal Federalism: Principles and International Practice’, to be presentation by Juan Antonio Zapata and another presentation on the overview of ‘Fiscal Arrangements and Issues in Nigeria’ is to be presented by Chinedum Nwoko.

The third session is on intergovernmental fiscal relations in nigeria: the connection to service delivery issues and the efficiency in public expenditures, While the forth session is on ‘Managing oil wealth: Nigeria & international perspectives’.

There will also be a presentation on International theory & practice and another one on ‘Nigeria Issues’. The one day event will be concluded with a group work on ‘The State of Fiscal Federalism in Nigeria’, which will be followed with a report.


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